March 16, 2011 |
Authorities battling the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant have doubled the number of workers on the site to 100 in an effort to continue cooling the three reactors and the spent fuel pools but have abandoned — at least temporarily — plans to use helicopters to dump water on the pools because of the radiation danger. Police may now use water cannons to spray the pools. FOR THE RECORD: Atomic agency official: An earlier version of the article incorrectly spelled the first name of Yukia Amano, chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as Yukio.
June 15, 2013 |
ISTANBUL, Turkey - Hundreds of riot police firing tear gas stormed a central Istanbul park Saturday, tearing down tents and clearing out demonstrators in a bold, if politically risky, move by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stem more than two weeks of antigovernment protests. The police assault at twilight sent hundreds of protesters scurrying for cover as street clashes echoed through the city. The swift and overwhelming action by security forces highlighted the country's deepening political divide and the potential danger Erdogan faces in further provoking a large segment of Turks critical of what they see as his authoritarian tendencies.
June 21, 2009 |
Using batons, tear gas and water cannons, security forces and pro-government militias imposed a tense, tentative calm on Tehran late Saturday after a chaotic day of clashes with stone-throwing protesters who defied warnings to stay off the streets. Rocks and debris filled roadways, and black smoke rose above neighborhoods filled with the haze of tear gas, according to witness accounts.
February 18, 2014 |
KIEV, Ukraine - The 3-month-old uprising against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich flared to a deadly crescendo Tuesday with antigovernment protesters setting fire to the ruling party headquarters and security forces storming their tent camp in what officials labeled "an anti-terror operation. " The Interior Ministry reported that at least nine people were killed: two police officers, an official of the ruling Party of Regions and six protesters. Opposition lawmaker Oleksandra Kuzhel said the death toll had grown to 15 after security forces moved against the encampment with stun grenades and water cannons.
November 26, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY - A 17-year-old former Mexican drug cartel member, who admitted to killing four people while in the group's employ, was released from a juvenile detention center early Tuesday morning and is headed to the United States, where he was born, Mexican officials said. The youth, Edgar Jimenez Lugo, known as “El Ponchis,” was released from the juvenile center in the central Mexican state of Morelos at 2:30 a.m. He then traveled in a police escort to the Mexico City airport, where he was scheduled to fly to San Antonio, said Jorge Vicente Messeguer Guillen, the Morelos government secretary, in an interview with Mexico's Milenio news channel.
September 3, 2013 |
Six Flags unveiled its 2014 lineup of new roller coasters, thrill rides and water slides at the amusement park chain's 13 locations. Photos: New rides coming to Six Flags parks in 2014 Six Flags' 2014 additions include four roller coasters, four thrill rides, five water attractions and a new water park. Among the highlights: Six Flags Great America (outside Chicago) By far the biggest addition at any Six Flags park for 2014 is the Goliath wood-steel hybrid coaster planned for Six Flags Great America in Illinois.
September 19, 1985 |
University security guards, ducking rocks and homemade bombs, used firearms, batons and water cannons Wednesday to quell a protest by about 200 Philippine students seeking a cut in tuition fees, police said. A spokesman said there were no serious injuries in the fracas at Feati University in central Manila.
November 11, 2007 |
Police in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in one of the nation's biggest anti-government rallies in nearly a decade. Police arrested at least a dozen people as tens of thousands of protesters, led by opposition icon Anwar Ibrahim, marched in heavy rain to the king's palace to demand changes to the country's electoral system.
July 13, 2004 |
Catholic hard-liners attacked British soldiers and police after parades by the Orange Order, Northern Ireland's major Protestant brotherhood. No serious injuries were reported. In Ardoyne, Catholic men and teenage boys surrounded several parked army jeeps with soldiers inside, smashed the windows, and tried to tip them over. Riot police used water cannons to drive back the mob.
June 4, 2003 |
A general strike shut down much of Zimbabwe's already crippled economy, but security forces prevented efforts to organize massive street protests against President Robert Mugabe. Most banks, shops and other businesses remained closed across the troubled southern African country on the second day of a show of anti-government sentiment. Security forces reacted swiftly to crush street demonstrations, using rubber clubs, rifle butts, water cannons, tear gas and warning shots to disperse crowds.